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Russell Moore, the SBC, and the ERLC: Surprisingly Deceptive Agendas

Posted by admin in February 13th, 2020
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There’s a lot to process.

Today I’m sharing my concerns about the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). And if you’re not a Southern Baptist, you may ask, “Why should this matter to me?”

First of all, the SBC is the largest protestant denomination in the United States. The SBC has over 14 million members nation-wide.

That was in 2018. I give those numbers because I want to illustrate that the SBC is a force to be reckoned with.

The SBC is huge and it’s influence on our nation is huge. And believe it or not, what happens with the SBC has an impact on every American—especially politically, but in other ways as well.

Let me just start with their Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). The ERLC was formed in 1945 to help the SBC articulate the church’s stand on controversial social issues. It’s mission statement today HOWEVER is far from its original purpose.

It started as the denomination’s public policy arm for the sole purpose of helping SBC members understand WHY politics matter and HOW to interpret those politics from a Christian worldview.

The new statement, rewritten under the leadership of Russell Moore, sounds okay, but beware of its language: “The vision statement says, “we are dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing.”

The ERLC has become a key player in promoting a very socialist agenda.

Let me try to make my case: Ted Cruz painted a scary picture recently about what would happen if the Democrats win in November. Cruz explains what would happen to our nation if Democrats take control of the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives in 2020. This would result, according to Cruz, in a Democratic Party FOREVER in the US. And here’s how they’d do it:

First course of action, legalize all illegal immigrants currently residing in the US and give them automatic citizenship and the right to vote. Immediate. No vetting, no processing, no hard work to earn that much-coveted citizenship. BAM! Within a matter of months, you’d have 12 million new voters in America and all of them would vote Democrat. BTW, watch the language, undocumented workers equals illegals.

No doubt, 12 million new voters would have a tremendous impact on any election here in the US. So, where am I going with this?

Democrats love illegal immigrants, even though they are breaking the law just by being here. Democrats love socialized medicine – something Daryl and I experienced firsthand living five years in Lithuania. (BTW, if it’s so good, then why do Canadians keep crossing into the US to take advantage of our medical care?) Under socialized medicine, Daryl couldn’t get a much-needed surgery when he broke his arm because his age was compared to the cost and deemed not cost effective. YUP! That’s socialized medicine people! It’s never worked anywhere.

So, we’ve got citizenization of illegals, socialized medicine, tarring all white men as white supremacist (Critical Race Theory), pro-abortion at any stage, and embracing the LGBTQ community as marginalized citizens.

That’s the Democrats.

Now, let’s take a look at Russell Moore, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public policy arm, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Russell is a DEMOCRAT! In fact, he is a hardcore, long-time, financial supporter AND former worker for the Democrat Party.

In 2006, Russell Moore wrote an article about Democratic congressman Gene Taylor. Moore calls Taylor, “the greatest public servant I have ever known.” Moore worked as a staff person for Taylor when Taylor was a Democrat congressman.

In 2010, Moore donated $4,800 to Taylor’s reelection campaign. Taylor twice voted for Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the house and voted with Pelosi 82% of his time in Congress. How do you feel about Nancy Pelosi?

In 2011, Moore referred to Jesus as an “illegal immigrant” and advocated for a “realistic means of providing legal status for the millions of immigrants already here.” Uh…illegal immigrants?

In June of 2013, Conservative Pundit Eric Metaxas dissociated himself from Russell’s Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT). Metaxas tweeted, “Did you all know George Soros was behind the Immigration thing I signed? I had my name taken off!” Yikes! Anything Soros is behind is pure evil.

Russell Moore is one of the heads and founders of the Evangelicals Immigration Table – they are behind that hideous Matthew 25 video, “Welcome the Stranger.” Yes. I’ve got a blog about that too! “World Relief and the Strange Video.”

In 2014, Russell Moore advised one of his followers to attend the reception of a “gay wedding” as a way of expressing love for a homosexual friend or relative.  And he admitted he had attended a gay wedding to show love and support for a long-time friend. All in the name of peace and reconciliation.

In 2015, Russell Moore appointed Karen Prior (I refuse to use her maiden name) as a Fellow of the ERLC. Moore said about Prior, “I wish we had 1,000 more Karen Priors in evangelicalism today. She models convictional kindness. She doesn’t give any ground…”

Prior is a contributor to pro-homosexual environmentalist magazine Sojourners.  Prior once told New York Magazine that, “The LGBT movement is much like the Christian community in that it draws from diverse backgrounds and moral beliefs.”  Prior, was a featured speaker at the gay- Christians Level Ground festival last year. Prior also once remarked that “calling abortion murder is unChristlike”.

Moore wishes he had 1,000 people like her working for the ERLC. WOW.

Russell Moore decided that he didn’t like the March for Life organization. So, he decided to start his own movement, Evangelicals for Life (you gotta admit, Moore knows marketing – want to sell something? Just label it EVANGELICAL).

Russel Moore said at a side-rally at the March for Life 2020, “If you stand up and say ‘the image of God’ it also applies to this immigrant family that’s moved into your community, that people are screaming at and calling ‘anchor babies’ and ‘Go home!’ It takes a good deal of courage to stand up and say, ‘I’m going to take the long-term [view] and not to follow whatever the mob is doing right now.’” What mob is he talking about? And I’ve never heard anyone scream at immigrants! I’ve got five legal immigrant families in my neighborhood – ain’t nobody screaming at them.

The logic behind these statements is based on a false narrative. First of all, Christians are not opposed to immigration! We’re opposed to illegal immigration! We’re not opposed to refugees. We’re opposed to hastily (or non) vetted refugees who have caused great harm to innocent citizens in the past 10 years. For more information on this, see my blog http://terimccarthyblahblahblog.com/part-iii-the-truth-about-illegals-in-our-nation/

Evangelicals for Life takes place at the exact time and place as the March for Life each year in DC. This year’s theme of Evangelicals for Life was: Pro-All-Life – From Womb to Tomb. This year Moore pushed his pro-Democrat Party agenda on thousands selling them a bill of goods that included pro-illegal immigration, pro-Affirmative Action, pro-socialized health care, and anti-Trump. Pulling attendance away from the March for Life, Moore’s group held workshops on, “Why should our beliefs motivate us to stand for the lives of immigrants?” and hosted speakers like Canadian “God-is-my-lover” Ann Voskamp and I-am-sorry-I-prayed-for-President-Trump David Platt, pastor of McClain Bible Church in DC. Google ‘em.

Moore was angry and disappointed that Donald Trump spoke at this year’s March for Life. He said it was a big mistake to let Trump speak—the first American president in history to speak at the March and the President’s speech was glorious! Russell Moore said it was divisive?!?

Okay, let me bring this home…

If you were the Enemy of this world, and thank God you are not, and you wanted to bring down America, what would be a brilliant strategy to do that?

America, the greatest missionary sending nation in the world; the publisher of 95% of all Christian materials including Bibles and commentaries, America the nation of religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the giver of its wealth to those in need—and with all of our flaws, we still do a lot to propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The International Mission Board of the SBC sends more missionaries abroad than all the other denominations combined.

So, what strategy would you use? Destroy ‘em from the inside…

Russell Moore, whether he knows it or not, JD Greear, current president of the SBC, Beth Moore, Ed Stetzer (who will chair the SBC at the July meeting this year)—ALL ARE Social Justice Warriors who believe in Critical Race Theory and are the backers of Sunday’s (February 9) Racial Reconciliation Sunday. They support and promote the Womb to Tomb policies that are based in Marxist ideology and are socialist at the very core.

All of these Southern Baptist leaders I mention are anti-Trump and denigrate evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016 and those who plan on voting for him in 2020.

In fact, in Russell Moore’s own words, “Most illogical is Trump’s support from evangelicals and other social conservatives. To back Mr. Trump, these voters must repudiate everything they believe.”  Russell wrote these words in an op/ed for the New York Times – for ALL the world to see. He said, Trump voters illustrate the, “darkness of pent-up nationalism, nativism, and bigotry all over the country.” That’s virtue signaling of the worst kind!

How clever of the Enemy to use the nation’s largest evangelical denomination to undermine this year’s election and the Church’s values. It is beyond reprehensible and I have no words to describe how evil this is. I don’t know if Russell and his gang know that they are being used by the Enemy, but surely, they understand that the policies and the changes they are supporting are anti anything the Bible advocates.

Pro-life is everything and comparing the Pro-Life Movement to Moore’s Pro-All-Life is ridiculous. LIFE is a human right, citizenship is not. LIFE is a priority, and linking it to socialized health care is abhorrent. Show me a nation that utilizes socialized medicine and health care and I’ll show you a nation that struggles with health issues and has a high rate of abortion – every single time!

When people ask me why I get so riled up and angry over these issues it’s because they are vitally important. What happens in the SBC and ERLC impacts your life, your everyday American life, whether you realize it or not. When a huge machine in the US is being driven by anti-American, anti-Christian, and anti-biblical values then we need to stand up and say, “This is wrong!” This is not our Gospel. This is another gospel. Look up Galatians 1:8.

If you are in an SBC church you have only TWO choices: get out of there or get involved in fighting this and fight for your denomination. Daryl and I left ours; we had to. No one would listen to us and we left our SBC membership behind.

The day for sitting complacently in our pews and just brushing aside the odd Reconciliation Sunday and topics of Resolution #9 are over. WAKE UP sleeping beauty…there’s a war going on and we are all called to play a part in this battle.

 

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54040. Jyates6 said,
February 24th, 2020 at 10:36 am

Very thought provoking.

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